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National will build the Nelson Southern Link

National will start construction on the Nelson Southern Link in the next term of government. “National is committed to delivering the infrastructure our regions need to support the growing economy....


National supports young families

National will progressively extend Paid Parental Leave to 22 weeks as part of its Parents and Newborns Package designed to support families to grow and stay healthy, while also putting...


$3m for new classrooms at Te Kura Kaupapa o Ngā Uri a Māui, Gisborne

Around $3 million will be invested to build six new classrooms at Te Kura Kaupapa o Ngā Uri a Māui in Gisborne, Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education...


NZ denounces North Korean missile launch

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has denounced in the strongest terms today’s missile launch by North Korea.  The missile’s flight path took it over Japan, landing in the northern Pacific....


New strategy for managing women offenders

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has today launched a new approach to managing women offenders which aims to successfully support them towards a crime-free life. “The number of women in...


Another tax from Labour

Another day on the campaign trail and the Labour Party has announced yet another tax, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. “Today we have more evidence that Labour would...


New pilot to support disengaged young people

Associate Minister of Education Louise Upston has announced a new pilot for supporting disengaged young people which will help them to stay in education longer and achieve better outcomes...


Rototuna Senior High School officially opened

Education Minister Nikki Kaye says a ceremony today has marked the official opening of Rototuna Senior High School in Hamilton. The Prime Minister, the Right Hon Bill English, attended...


A School of Rural Medicine to be established

The Government will establish a new School of Rural Medicine within the next three years to produce more doctors for our rural communities, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul...


Creating opportunity through maths, technology and languages

National will roll out a suite of technology, maths and language initiatives in schools to ensure our young people have the skills to succeed in a more digital and internationally...